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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #85 -- Tuesday, August 24, 2004

GeoScape (2004)


The ABCs of Borrowing for Growth

Debt financing is generally considered to be an inexpensive source of capital for business, especially when compared to equity, which involves giving up part of the ownership of the company.

Number of Hispanic-Owned Firms to Reach 2 Million in 2004

The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to reach 2 million and generate revenues totaling $273.81 billion in 2004.

Small Business: Help with Contracting in PA

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will hold a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 31 for small business owners interested in contracting opportunities.

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MIAMI BEACH: Incentive Program Gets Eyes, Ears of Hollywood Producers

"The Transporter 2" is the first beneficiary of the state's new financial incentive program for the entertainment industry, designed to entice film and television productions that are increasingly seeking cheaper locales both domestically and abroad.

Worker Breaks Getting Creative

While most workers still get by with a cup of coffee when they want to take a break, some companies are providing more creative ways to get employees' adrenaline flowing.

Mexican Furniture Travels

Six Mexican furniture manufacturers from Delicias, in the state of Chihuahua, have opened a showroom in Albuquerque with hopes of attracting new retail and wholesale customers in New Mexico.

Ontario, Calif.-area Firms Explore Operating in Mexico

Robert Carreon has sold video surveillance equipment to law-enforcement agencies around the country. Now, the Rancho Cucamonga manufacturer wants to expand his horizons beyond U.S. borders.

Bush Sidetracks Guest-worker Plan

For a politician not known as an especially eloquent speaker, President Bush managed to hit more than a few rhetorical high notes last January when he proposed overhauling the nation's immigration laws with a sweeping new temporary-worker proposal.

U.S. Hispanic Online Consumers Untapped by Health, Pharmaceutical Companies

Manhattan Research announced that U.S. Hispanics represent one of the few remaining growth opportunities online for health and pharmaceutical companies.

Project Uses Firms Run By Women and Minorities

Thomas & King, a Lexington firm that owns dozens of restaurants, today will tout the results of a pilot program it hopes will serve as a model for businesses looking for ways to increase participation by minority- and women-owned contractors in their projects.

GolTV Has a Bigger Audience Than Even It Anticipated

Nearly two years and 5 million viewers later, GolTV has become one of the most popular channels on the Dish Network satellite system.

North American Free-trade Accords Called Bad for Hispanics

The North American Free Trade Agreement has disproportionately eliminated jobs among U.S. Hispanics, and the proposed Central American version is likely to do the same, a group of labor activists said Monday.

In Brief: Spending Up on TV Ads

A new report concludes advertising spending rose 6.4 percent during the first half of 2004, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Bank on It: Latinos Can Count on Being Wooed As An Untapped Market Segment

Banks -- whether they are trying to sell remittance services or pushing savings accounts or mortgages -- want a piece of the Hispanic income boom.

UPS Launches Trade Direct: "Warehouse in Motion"

UPS Trade Direct SM services streamline the supply chain by making it easy to move goods directly from international factories through customs to multiple U.S. locations, eliminating the need for warehouse stops at the border for repackaging.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business Magazine...

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The New Frontier

Cable networks SíTV and Mun2 are already on the air, and VOY Network is looking to join them in chasing the growing audience of young, English-speaking Hispanics. Will three be a crowd?

The Long Road to Free Trade: Politics, opposition weigh on CAFTA and FTAA pacts

U.S. efforts on two free-trade pacts with Central and South American countries continue to face uncertain futures amid the complex interests of global economic development, business, and politics.


Miss Latina Pageant - NC EDITION

Saturday, August 28, 2004
North Carolina School of the Arts (www.ncsa.edu) Winston-Salem NC

Latino Summerfest 2004

Saturday, August 28, 2004
Emerson Park in Kansas City, KS (29th and Strong Ave.)

Hispanic Meeting Professionals 9th Annual Educational Conference and Expo

Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Ritz Carlton, Phoenix, AZ

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